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    July 28, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 7/28-8/3

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    July 21, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 7/21-7/27

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    June 30, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 6/30-7/6

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    June 27, 2014

    Six Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 6

    The ever-deepening Twin Cities hip-hop scene constantly has more talented producers stepping up. Here are six of our favorites for June, with some of the best monikers in the local game -- from 84 Caprice to the understated Tiiiiiiiiiip.Get this weekend off to a proper start with these powerful beat ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/16-6/22

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    May 5, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/5-5/11

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    April 28, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 4/28-5/4

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    January 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/21-1/28

    This blustery week in the Twin Cities 89.3 the Current will be hosting their 9th Birthday Bash in the First Avenue Mainroom over the weekend. Acts will include Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Strange Names, Howler, Heiruspecs and more. The Cedar Cultural center will also be hosting a benefit for ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/8-1/14

    While the Polar Vortex passes through, Minnesota Music continues on. GRRRL PARTY wrap up their monthly residency at Icehouse Friday with Dessa. Across town, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys play a sold out show at the Cedar. Icehouse will also host Buffalo Moon's (above) Album Release on S ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Steve Aoki fans crushed during barricade collapse at Epic

    By Matt ScottI've been raging my face off at EDM shows for the past four years, and I can say without a doubt that Steve Aoki this past Saturday was the most reckless situation I've yet to experience. Don't get me wrong -- the show was on legendary levels of awesome. From cannons of confetti to ge ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/30-11/5

    Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/2-10/8

    This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Hip Hop Harambee 2013 lineup & set times

    Last year, Hip Hop Harambee emerged as a compelling new Twin Cities festival. Held at the Nomad World Pub, and featuring an outdoor stage in its parking lot, the event had room to grow into a sizable party once Sims and headliner Talib Kweli got up into the action.Now, the event is ready for its sec ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/18-9/24

    Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/11-9/17

    Twin Cities music never stops and this week is no exception. The Xcel welcomes Michael Bublé Wednesday, and Blake Shelton Thursday. Animal Collective play their rescheduled show Wednesday at First Avenue. Wednesday also brings two new residency nights, GRRRL PRTY's at Icehouse and Usonia at Ca ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 6/26-7/2

    It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/15-5/21

    Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 2/27- 3/5

    The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, Vita.mn presents ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 2/20-2/26

    Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: February 13-19

    Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 2/6-2/12

    The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 1/30-2/5

    The Twin Cities is starting to thaw out as January comes to an end. Friday night is especially busy. Retribution Gospel Choir plays the Turf Club while Minneapolis pays tribute to Joe Strummer in the First Avenue Mainroom. Semisonic songwriter Dan Wilson and brother Matt Wilson play a set at Pantage ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists

    Okay, so there are a few songs out of the Twin Cities that were completely inescapable in 2012. (Nudge.) But when you're talking about a music community that's blasting in clubs, basements, garages, warehouses, automobiles, record stores, Soundclouds, public radio stations, college radio stations, a ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Best Twin Cities albums 2012: Staff lists

    The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Best Minnesota albums of 2012

    From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click XXII rolls out live at 2 p.m.

    For those of you who can't tune to 89.3 FM the Current in at work, keep refreshing Gimme Noise  after 2 p.m. We'll be counting down live with each of our ten Picked to Click finalists right here.Special thanks to writers Natalie Gallagher, Jeff Gage, David Hansen, Andrew Penkalski, Jack Spencer ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    September 7, 2012

    Top 10 awesome concerts of August

    See Also:First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete listFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picksAugust was sweltering, but we found the best way to beat the heat with concerts that were even hotter than it was outside. In some cases they were outside -- so just think about the thermometer- ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012
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    June 13, 2012
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    May 25, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: The complete list

    Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #10-1

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #20-11How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list10> Mictlan Origin: Minneapolis/Hopkins/Los Angeles | Active: 2001 - present | Songs: "Prizefight," "Game Over, ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #20-11

    Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech Lake" or Slug ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 11

    I'm damn excited to type a two digit number on this mix, and happy as always to present another mix of local tracks. Keep an eye out for something special on the anniversary of this mix.

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    April 4, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 10

    As we have the tendency to do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise once again compiles eight standout tracks from Minnesota artists for you to kick back and vibe out with. Download them all and listen to them on repeat from now until next month!

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    February 22, 2012
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    February 15, 2012
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    January 23, 2012

    TC Hip-Hop Awards plagued with Taser-fueled violence

    ​What a difference 48 hours can make in the life of the Twin Cities hip-hop community. Sunday night welcomed a positive showcase of local talent headlined by I Self Devine, but Friday night's sixth annual TC Hip-Hop Awards proved to follow a now-familiar theme of violence during its event at First ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

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    November 30, 2011
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    November 2, 2011
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    October 12, 2011

    Wize Guyz, Sound Unseen featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Chris McDuffie​It's Hump Day, which can only mean one thing here at Gimme Noise headquarters: It's time for the print edition of our blog to hit newsstands. Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store for you:

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    August 15, 2011

    Lovecat, Marvelle playing Music & Movies afterparty at Nick and Eddie warehouse tonight

    Lovecat photo by Ashley Gold​About a month back we wrote about a new series called GenreBeast that's been taking over the warehouse behind Nick and Eddie every Monday night this summer. Over the past few weeks the event has grown into a cool culture-clash that intentionally tosses together bands f ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    GenreBeast kicks off an eclectic series at Nick and Eddie tonight

    ​In an ambitious series of events that will continue through the rest of the summer, the mixed-bag event GenreBeast launches at the warehouse behind Nick and Eddie tonight with performers that span from metal to country to rap, giving anyone who claims that the Twin Cities music community is lacki ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Top 10 concert photos of the summer so far

    It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Yelawolf at First Avenue: Win free tickets via Facebook

    ​Yelawolf returns to First Avenue to headline the Mainroom tomorrow night, just five months after playing the same room as an opening act for Wiz Khalifa. "The tatted-up skater with a trailer park twang and a love for his Chevy could easily rely on his dirtbag charm and smooth vocals alone to garn ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Communist Daughter, Fifth Element's open-mic night featured in this week's paper

    Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist Daughter​We're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>

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